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  • By Shaina Stockton, Staff

    It was a typical evening at her boyfriend Richard’s house when writing hobbyist and former Grayson County resident Melissa Caudill first got the idea for a short story. 

  • MOUTH OF WILSON – A disabled veteran who is cycling across the United States to raise money to give back to the veterans programs that helped him regain his mobility traveled through and stayed the night in Grayson County last week.

  • WHITETOP – The Christmas season hasn't quite arrived, and most people are just beginning to think about gift ideas and setting up their home decorations, but for Rodney Richardson, owner of Mt. Rogers Tree Farm in Whitetop, Christmas is on his mind all year round.

  • FRIES – Don Bond has been working to amass a collection of hundreds of pictures of veterans in the Fries area, and he is currently in the process of making a DVD slideshow video to honor those from the area who have served their country. 

  • Contributions from Marcia Sutherland

    ELK CREEK – It’s frightening enough to see a bear in your yard, but downright scary when they come into your house.

  • By Dr. Karen Hollifield, Guest Writer

  • A lot of people judge their travel by the number of miles they get to a gallon of gas on their vehicle, but not Steve Young.

    The Patrick Springs resident judges his travel by the number of miles he gets on a pair of shoes.

  • One thing’s for sure – when it’s time for a baby to be born, it’s going to happen whether in a hospital or in the back of a rescue squad ambulance.

    This was the case early June 6 when the Independence Volunteer Rescue Squad was en route to Twin County Regional Hospital in Galax with a maternity patient.

  • 11 of the Grayson County High School students who graduated May 24 are already half of the way to obtaining their bachelor’s degree, thanks to the school’s dual enrollment program through Wytheville Community College.

  • The Independence Farmers Market will hold its grand opening Friday, May 10 at 9 a.m. and will feature an appearance by local children's book author Suzanne Mellow-Irwin, Ed.D. and illustrator Zach Hamm at 10 a.m.

  • The Twin Counties have made a name for themselves as possessing a rich musical heritage over the years. Typically, the style of music associated with that heritage is old-time and bluegrass, but the Highland Camerata is an exception to the norm.

  • MOUTH OF WILSON - Grayson Highlands State Park has been recognized time after time for its beautiful scenery, and many people in Grayson County have special ties to the park. Now, thanks to a new fundraising initiative by Virginia State Parks, anyone can leave a permanent reminder of their relationship with the park.

  • WEEK OF DEC. 24, 2012

    ARIES (March 21 to April 19) An old adversary wants to make amends over the holidays. The decision is yours. But wouldn’t it be nice to share the upcoming new year with another friend?

  • WEEK OF DEC. 17, 2012

    ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Make a start on that new workplace challenge. But get more information before you find yourself too deeply involved without knowing in which direction you should go.

  • WEEK OF DEC. 10, 2012

    ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Start preparing now to make sure you get the credit you’re due for all that effort you put in to get that project off the ground. A new challenge emerges after the 15th.

  • WEEK OF DEC. 3, 2012

    ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You’ve let yourself be distracted from what’s really important. But love finally gets your attention this week. However, it comes with a challenge that could create a problem.

  • WEEK OF DEC. 3, 2012

    ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You’ve let yourself be distracted from what’s really important. But love finally gets your attention this week. However, it comes with a challenge that could create a problem.

  • WEEK OF NOV. 19, 2012

    ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Restless Rams and Ewes might want to let others finish a current project while they start something new. But if you do, you could risk losing out on a future opportunity.

  • WEEK OF NOV. 12, 2012

    ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your work requires increased effort during the next few days. But it all will pay off down the line. Things ease up in time for weekend fun with family and/or friends.

  • WEEK OF NOV. 5, 2012

    ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your honesty continues to impress everyone who needs reassurance about a project. But be careful you don’t lose patience with those who are still not ready to act.